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EnterCo’s Newsletter – November 2023

EnterCo has collected China cosmetics regulatory updates in November, with sharing our activities and events.


Official Announcements & Notices

NMPA Announcement on Issuing the Supplemental Test Method for Determination of Clobetasol

Acetate in Cosmetics


Source: National Medical Products Administration (NMPA)

Publish Date: November 2, 2023


NMPA Announcement on Encouraging Innovation and Standardizing Management of New

Cosmetic Raw Materials


Source: National Medical Products Administration (NMPA)

Publish Date: November 10, 2023


Main Content Involved

The announcement has important guiding significance for the standardized development of new cosmetic raw materials, and the long-standing problem of the illegal addition of cosmetic raw materials in the industry may be resolved. It stated that if the applicant for the filing of new cosmetic raw materials discovers problems during their self-inspection, they can proactively cancel the filing of new raw materials. Moreover, it encourages the development of new cosmetic raw materials by combining traditional advantageous projects and characteristic plant resources in China. It supports the use of modern science and technology for cosmetic raw materials research and innovation.



Source: National Medical Products Administration (NMPA)

Publish Date: November 17, 2023


Main Content Involved

NMPA organized an unannounced inspection of Hoyu and found that the company violated relevant regulations such as the Cosmetics Supervision and Administration Regulations (CSAR) and the Provisions for Supervision and Administration of Manufacturing and Marketing of Cosmetics. Shanghai Municipal Medical Products Administration ordered the company to stop and rectify the suspected illegal behavior and filed an investigation in accordance with the law. Meanwhile, it is also the first overseas enterprise to be notified by the NMPA due to a failed unannounced inspection.


NMPA Announcement on the Detection of Prohibited Raw Materials in 9 Batches of Cosmetics

(No.60, 2023)


Source: National Medical Products Administration (NMPA)

Publish Date: November 21, 2023


Main Content Involved

These prohibited raw materials include Triclosan, Isopropyl 4-hydroxybenzoate, the mixture of

methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone with magnesium chloride and magnesium nitrate

(methylchloroisothiazolinone: methylisothiazolinone is 3:1), etc.



Source: National Medical Products Administration (NMPA)

Publish Date: November 22, 2023


Main Content Involved

There are three chapters and thirty-two articles in the Provisions, which specify the requirements for various materials related to toothpaste filing including responsibilities and obligations of toothpaste filers, user information, children's toothpaste, efficacy evaluation, etc.


NMPA Announcement on the 45 Batches of Non-compliance Cosmetics (No.61, 2023)


Source: National Medical Products Administration (NMPA)

Publish Date: November 23, 2023



Source: National Institutes for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC)

Publish Date: November 24, 2023


Main Content Involved

There are 16 test methods related to toothpaste, including determination of pH in toothpaste, determination of free formaldehyde in toothpaste, determination of methanol in toothpaste, etc. Four test methods related to cosmetics, including the determination of dioxane in cosmetics, determination of dimetridazole and other 119 kinds of components in cosmetics, etc.


NMPA Announcement on the 39 Batches of Non-compliance Cosmetics (No.62, 2023)


Source: National Medical Products Administration (NMPA)

Publish Date: November 27, 2023


NMPA Announcement on the 40 Batches of Non-compliance Cosmetics (No.63, 2023)


Source: National Medical Products Administration (NMPA)

Publish Date: November 28, 2023


Official Q&A


Source: Guangzhou Municipal Administration for Market Regulation

Publish Date: November 24, 2023


Main Content Involved

1). What are the items included in the cosmetic filing inspection?

2). Does the filing inspection have to be completed by the cosmetic registration and filing inspection institution?

3). Can multiple enterprises or institutions jointly complete the filing inspection items for the same product?

4). Can the inspection report that has already been issued be altered, added, or deleted?

5). Test requirements for microbiological and physicochemical items



Source: Guangzhou Municipal Administration for Market Regulation

Publish Date: November 24, 2023


Main Content Involved

1). What are the microbiological and physicochemical items respectively?

2). What are physical and chemical sunscreen agents?

3). What items need to be tested for non-sun protection products that have added chemical sunscreen agents?

4). For products used in conjunction with other products, how to conduct filing inspection items?

5). Requirements for the human safety trial test for general cosmetics



Source: Beijing Municipal Medical Products Administration

Publish Date: November 29, 2023


Main Content Involved

1). What is the user information that should be submitted by the domestic filer and the domestic responsible person for the first filing of the toothpaste?

2). What are the filing materials that toothpaste filers should submit for filing?

3). How to report the product formula for toothpaste using new ingredients?

4). Is it necessary to mark all the ingredients used in the toothpaste production process on the product label?

4). If multiple production enterprises produce the same toothpaste product, or toothpaste produced with multiple paste-making processes, how to submit product inspection reports?

5). The product safety assessment report needs to assess the safety of each ingredient in the toothpaste formula. If the safety of the formula ingredients cannot be confirmed through public data, how should they be handled?


Company Activities


Date: November 22-23, 2023


PCT 2023

On November 22-23, EnterCo was invited to attend the 2023 Personal Care Technology Convention held by Ringer Events in Guangzhou, which focused on the latest developments and technological innovations in the cosmetics industry, providing an excellent platform for industry experts and participants to exchange.


Cosmetic Forum

Ringer Events has been a leading B2B industrial information provider for 24 years, providing industrial leaders in China, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa with the technical information, solutions, and applications they need to improve their manufacturing and marketing capability through multiple media platforms.


Vian Fang

Vian Fang, BD director of EnterCo, shared the speech on Big Data of Cosmetic Registration and Filing in 2023 and Intelligent Compliance Solutions. She conducted an in-depth analysis of big data trends in cosmetic filing, shared illegal cases, and summarized how to use intelligent technology to improve compliance and efficiency, which has attracted widespread attention and enthusiastic discussion from attendees.



Date: November 24-27, 2023


On November 24-27, EnterCo was invited to attend the 2023 Annual Meeting & High-Quality Development Summit of China Association of Fragrance Flavour and Cosmetic Industries, held in Jinan, China. It has invited many industry leaders, experts, scholars, and representatives of top enterprises and international associations to discuss the future and development of the cosmetics industry.


CAFFCI Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting featured a wide range of activities, including keynote speeches, high-level forums, round-table dialogues, international exchanges, symposiums, and brand exhibitions. The activities focused on various aspects of the cosmetic industry, including but not limited to policies and regulations, scientific research and technology, green and low-carbon, and market trends.


Vicki Jia

As a service-oriented enterprise focused on cosmetic compliance, EnterCo set up a booth at the Annual Meeting and demonstrated EntercoMatrix (Intelligent Cosmetic Compliance System) to industry experts and scholars. We have had in-depth exchanges and discussions with attendees on the latest achievements and innovative technologies of the System. What’s more, EnterCo was awarded the title of "Excellent Exhibitor".


Excellent Exhibitor

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